Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Enrollment

Program Areas

  • Food Safety
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Market Development
  • Pest Management
  • Cultural Practices

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  • Newsletter
  • Direct Mailings
  • Educational Meetings & Conferences
  • In-Field Educational Opportunities
  • On-Farm Research Trials

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Business

In order to be economically viable, vegetable, small fruit, tree fruit and grape growers must be good business people. Growers utilize a variety of markets in New York, including retail farm stands and farmers' markets, wholesale markets and produce auctions. Sales of produce continue to increase and expand in New York as growers create new markets for their product. Recent expansions have included more sales directly into New York City and year-round farmers' markets.

Growers must also pay close attention to the costs of doing business on the farm. As costs of inputs such as fuel and fertilizers continue to increase, growers must find new ways to increase efficiency and help consumers understand the value of their products. By keeping costs under control and selling product at a fair price, growers are able to expand the industry in New York.






Relevant Events

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.III)

May 29, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Assessment 101

June 5, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Local Zoning 101

June 12, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Districts 101

June 19, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Using On-line Data and Maps to Assess a Property Remotely

June 26, 2018
12-12:30 PM

Most Recent Business Content

Farmers Market Directory of the Region

Last Modified: April 30, 2018
Farmers Market Directory of the Region

Looking for a new farmers market to sell to this year? This is a listing of all farmers markets located in the 17 county region that the ENYCHP covers for 2018.


Get into eCommerce with FreshFoodNY

Last Modified: April 20, 2018
Get into eCommerce with FreshFoodNY

Are you concerned that your farmers' market sales are flat? Have you thought of trying to bump up interest in current and prospective customers?

The Farmers' Market Federation of NY has found an excellent on-line app that will help you access the ecommerce marketplace. The technical support is high and the company, Crave Foods, is motivated.  

How to Grow Better Workers - Eight Farm Management Tips for the 2018 Season

Elizabeth Higgins, Business Management Specialist
Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture

Last Modified: April 4, 2018
How to Grow Better Workers - Eight Farm Management Tips for the 2018 Season

A good time to make New Year's resolutions is at the start of the new growing season. This year why don't you try adopting one or more of the following 8 key management strategies of good managers on your farm. They might help you help get your employees off to a good start this year.


More Business Content

Making the Leap to Owner-Operator: Are you Labor Ready?
Supervising Seasonal and Temporary Workers: Special Considerations
Guide on How to Purchase at the NYS Produce Auctions
Grape Insurance
Its time to buy apple insurance 2017
2017 NENY & VT Winter Grape School Presentations
Crop Insurance for Grape Growers
Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
2017 Winter Tree Fruit School Presentations
Materials from Ag Business Programs
Ag Business Tax Incentives
Grants for Commercial Farmers
Reccent USDA Final Rule changes prevented planting provisions in crop insurance
Pricing Over Time and an Adjustment Using a Consumer Price Index
Farm Progress Show's Driverless Tractor Steals the Show
USDA - Legal Best Practices for the Wholesale Farmer
Average Weekly Farmers Market Prices
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Upcoming Events

20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Basic Farm Finances (Pt.III)

May 29, 2018
12-12:30 PM

Understanding Assets and Liabilities vs Income and Expenses

Part of a 20 minute lunchtime webinar series held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  
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20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: NYS Ag Assessment 101

June 5, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.
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20 Minute Ag Manager Webinars: Local Zoning 101

June 12, 2018
12-12:30 PM

20 minute lunchtime webinars will be held on Tuesdays this summer covering farm business management topics.  
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Announcements

Weed Management in Strawberries - Video

Dr. Bryan Brown, Integrated Weed Management Specialist with the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, begins by discussing general weed management principles, then reviews the weed control recommendations of the Cornell Pest Management Guidelines for Berry Crops, and finishes with a case study of Shenk Berry Farm.

This was recorded at the 2018 ENYCHP Eastern New York Fruit & Vegetable Conference held February 20th and 21st. 

Check out the link on Youtube here.


Confused by the WPS (Worker Protection Standard)?

Please take note: WPS pertains to all farms-organic and conventional!  To be sure that you are complying with these regulations, please view the EPA link below:
https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/comparison-chart-wps.pdf

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